Remember and Celebrate

Category: Nature Lessons

October 14, 2017

Remember/Celebrate – What’s All the Shouting About?

I’m taking time to notice these days. As I notice, I find ways to remember and celebrate by sharing here with you on Sundays. For years we have been coming here to The Dells, driving through town, out into the country where we “get away.” We’ve seen the advertisements about the boat tour. Galen was...

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October 8, 2017

Remember & Celebrate on the Weekend #3 – Noticing

A few thoughts and an image on the weekend – (“Noticing” at Lake Opeka) Jesus, Do you have something here for me today?  As I sit down here beside the lake I realize something. I used to come and simply be quiet for a while when I arrived.  Now I find myself sitting down, picking...

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February 5, 2017

Seeking Beauty . . . When It Seems There Is None to be Found

I go for walk, looking for beauty on a dreary cloudy day in a strange neighborhood while on a girlfriends’ weekend at a hotel. By the time I wind around the hotel, to the back corner of the parking lot, I have all but given up. “Lord,” I say,” there doesn’t seem to be any...

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November 16, 2016

A Floating Leaf, Being Carried and Rest

It’s the first thing I notice as I walk up to my favorite place at the lake this morning – a brown leaf floating in the water. (The fact I am even out here this morning is a big deal. I’d rather stay up late and sleep in. Yet the rest of my world doesn’t...

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April 1, 2016

Oceans, Seashells and Jesus’ Love

If you were walking Miami Beach along about 72nd  and Collins Avenue last week, you just might have seen someone that looked a lot like me, sitting at the ocean, texting and thought, “Now isn’t that crazy – an ocean to see and she’s texting.” Before you render final judgement, about me texting at the...

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October 22, 2014

The Sun vs. The Fog

May the Light of Your Son pierce through the fog that forms for me and for those I love. ******* Linking this week with Kelli Woodword and Unforced Rhythms Lisha Epperson and Give Me Grace Community


August 2, 2014

Be Still . . . Be Quiet

“Be still, and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10 Sometimes what my soul needs is to sit quietly. Absorbing the sounds of rippling water, I have no agenda no prayer requests. I have been eyeing this quiet nook a couple times a week, all summer long. Often I have considered how I might get...

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July 20, 2014

Still Water, Lilies and Trust

There it was, right in front of me. exquisite beauty in the waning daylight still water and brilliant yellow lilies And all I could think of were the words of Jesus in Matthew 6:28 & 29 “Consider: the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil or spin, yet I tell you, even...

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May 2, 2014

The view doesn’t change what is true

James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. I love the view up here from the bedroom-turned-office. Well, office seeems too officious for how my days go now since I retired and Dad came to live with...

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March 29, 2014


We just returned from two weeks in Florida, watching the early morning sunrises off the Atlantic Coast. March of 2008, we also spent time on the Gulf coast of Florida and experienced the evening sunset each day. Oh God, Nothing says “rejoice” like a glorious sunrise and peaceful sunset. And it all “happens” by Your...

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